The pointless slaughter of trench warfare, with lines of enlisted men mowed down in their thousands as they march slowly towards machine guns isn’t exactly a “fun” scenario.
How Isis thrives in a borderless world as it erases lines in the sand drawn by the west 100 years ago
The peoples of the Middle East have suffered this past century from the theatre of dictatorships and cardboard institutions created by the west, says Robert Fisk
A No Glory pamhlet, written by Neil Faulkner, sets the record straight on the Battle of the Somme, which by any rational assessment, represents a world gone mad.
The 1917 Balfour Declaration recognised the movement for Jewish self-determination, while ignoring that in Palestine itself the creation of a Jewish state directly contradicted the principles of self-determination.
Extracts from soldiers' journals, diaries and letters that record the horrors of the bloodiest battle in British history, the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
Today the UK government will only accept 20,000 refugees, victims of its warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. How different 100 years ago.
Britain’s dominant historical narrative is one of victory and pseudo-remembrance in a country that has never stopped using military force abroad and often prides itself on its willingness to do so.
TE Lawrence was always angry about the British betrayal of the Arabs in the Sykes-Picot agreement. A century on, borders it established are falling apart
It is important to remember how today's chaos in the Middle East came about, and why adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the “Great Loot” set out to do 100 years ago
The Middle East today is on fire. Historian Neil Faulkner explains how this vortex of violence extending from Central Asia to West Africa originated in the first world war.
We need to honour and emulate those who rejected the call to kill and be killed in the First World War, says David Rosenberg.
By early 1916 a flagging British war machine had to resort to conscription to round up enough men for the trenches of Europe. Chris Fuller looks at the machinations of the politicians and the resistance they faced.